Monday, January 3, 2011

Daily Drawing day 3 Claret Cup Cactus

I had just finished a painting of this cactus and wanted to work on my daily sketch. Should I do a sketch of the cactus? Sure! I figure if it takes to long to decide on a subject each day it will make the project more like work. I want to have fun! Besides the sketchbook challenge I am starting a new pastel series. I am going to paint a native wildflower for each of the 50 states. My first painting is of the Claret Cup Cactus which represents the State of New Mexico. Have a look at the painting on my painting blog.


  1. Your new challenge sounds great…can’t wait to see all your plants. I love the simplicity of this sketch…is it charcoal? Did this sketch come first or is it a sketch from your finished painting?

  2. Thanks Maggie,
    Yes it is charcoal and I did it after the painting. I didn't want to search to long for something to draw so I said....just go for the first thing that pops into your head. I actually really enjoyed sketching the flowers!